Full name in native alphabet: Γεώργιος Κούτσιας
Date of birth: 08/02/2004 (16 years old)
Place of birth: Thessaloniki (Greece)
Youth career: PAOK FC
Current club: PAOK FC
Squad number: 70
Current national team: Greece U-17
Position: winger, second striker, striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: 30.06.2023
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Timo Werner
– pace and acceleration
– off the ball movement
– ball control
– first touch
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– inside forward/auxiliary striker/advanced striker
– well-rounded attacking player, capable of playing anywhere along the front line
– creative player with great technique on the ball, mobility, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling, and good short-mid through passing ability
– can create a great striking partnership when paired with a tall centre-forward
– superb coordination, agility, and balance
– likes to play in a free attacking role granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space
– likes to dribble
– very skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure
– possesses very impressive mid-range and long-range shooting skills
– ruthless in front of goal
– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/under pressure
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration
– tricky off-the-ball movements in and around the opposite’ box
– likes to attack from the wing
– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his low centre of gravity and excellent close control
– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and confident of his skills
– very good ambidexterity using his left weaker foot
Koutsias with a superb finish with his weaker foot.
Koutsias dribbles past three opponents and gets fouled.
He is best suited to playing as:
Second striker in 4-4-2.
Greek U-15 Championship 2018/2019 winner with PAOK.
Greek U-19 Championship 2019/2020 winner with PAOK.
League summary (as for 18 September 2020):
No senior team appearances yet.
Georgios Koutsias is a product of PAOK youth academy. He is considered to be one of the most talented players in Greece. Thanks to his fantastic form, many goals and titles for PAOK youth teams he was promoted to the first-team and he was named on the bench several times already so his professional debut seems to be only a matter of time. He is also a youth international for Greece and so far he scored an impressive 4 goals in just 3 games for Greece U-17 national team.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.